Fitness Tip of the Day: Alternate Between High and Low Reps

Use lighter weights and increase your reps to keep your workouts fresh

Changing up your workout to keep it fresh and engaging can never hurt, especially if you want to give yourself a “break” from lifting heavy.

After multiple weeks of heavy lifting it’s a good idea to do a complete week of nothing but low weight and high reps! Keeping your workout at a high intensity while pumping out 2 to 3 times your normal rep count will give you an incredible workout.

Don’t think you will get a pump? Think again! Be really concentrated on each movement and holding the contraction at its peak for an extra second or two. You will get everything you want in a workout all while keeping it unique and fresh!

Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.

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